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ISBN13: 9780060087722
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When most people think of French food, they anticipate complicated to make, hard-to-find ingredients or too fancy. In French Food at Home, Laura Calder shows that great French food doesn't have to be any of that. The French cooking of everyday life is lighthearted, accessible, and suited to modern tastes. It's about creating a meal using easy-to-find local ingredients. And, above all, it's about slowing down and savoring the pleasures of good food, wherever you live.

Whether it's getting weeknight dinners on the table fairly fast (Basil Beef, Pickle Chops, or Carrot Juice Chicken) or leisurely cooking for dining at a slightly slower pace (Lamb Tagine, Holiday Hen, or Fennel Bass), Laura Calder shares recipes that she's created at home in her own French kitchen. Balance these with just the right side dishes (Olive Potatoes, Buttery Two Tomatoes, or Endives with Honey and Golden Raisins). And, for a special meal, bookend main dishes with a first course (Orange Asparagus, Toast Soup, or Beet Stacks) and a dessert (Nutty Figs, Fireplace Camembert, or Coffee Pots).

You'll enjoy reading French Food at Home as much as cooking from it. About her Camembert Salmon, Laura writes, You're thinking, 'Ugh, she's got to be kidding.' But this is no mental lapse; just because it's strange to the ear doesn't mean it will be to the tongue. Or, for the Lemon Tart of My Dreams: There are more recipes for lemon tart out there than you can shake a stick at. Some have candied lemon slices afloat on top like so many shipwrecked unicycles; others, for reasons I cannot divine, are hell-bent on involving ground almonds ... But all I want in a lemon tart is the plainest possible thing: flat, smooth, and puckering with intense lemon flavor.

From apé ritifs to desserts, Laura offers recipes ranging from easy to those that need just a little extra effort. From dishes that are ready in minutes to those slow and savory, from traditional to contemporary, French Food at Home lets you bring French food to your home.

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The French cooking of everyday life is lighthearted, accessible, and suited to modern tastes. Whether it's getting weeknight dinners on the table fairly fast (Basil Beef, Rhubarb Chops, or Carrot Juice Chicken) or leisurely cooking for dining at a slightly slower pace (Lamb Tagine, Holiday Hen, or Fennel Bass), Laura Calder shares recipes she's created at home in her own French kitchen.

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Written in a breezy, thoroughly engaging style, "French Food at Home" focuses on the simplicity, familiarity of ingredients, and ease of technique that make French cuisine unique. Calder shows how cooking a la Francaise is both practical and easy.

About the Author

Laura Calder is a Paris correspondent for Vogue Entertaining and Travel. Her writing has also appeared on Salon.com and in the Los Angeles Times and the Wine Journal. She lives in Paris.

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Pin, February 19, 2014 (view all comments by Pin)
I love her cookbooks and the fun way she approaches food without any reliance on electrical gadgetry. Her books offer a consistent view of French cooking that essentially tells the reader/cook in a playful and instructive way that not only are the ingredients available for everyone, the recipes accessible, enjoyable, and healthy, but also assuming the cook can read, and likes being almost intimate with the ingredients, then cooking French can be achieved no matter where one lives.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060087722
Author:
Calder, Laura
Publisher:
William Morrow Cookbooks
Author:
by Laura Calder
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - French
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
French
Subject:
Cooking and Food-French
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20050705
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.22x7.42x.70 in. .98 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Morrow Cookbooks - English 9780060087722 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The French cooking of everyday life is lighthearted, accessible, and suited to modern tastes. Whether it's getting weeknight dinners on the table fairly fast (Basil Beef, Rhubarb Chops, or Carrot Juice Chicken) or leisurely cooking for dining at a slightly slower pace (Lamb Tagine, Holiday Hen, or Fennel Bass), Laura Calder shares recipes she's created at home in her own French kitchen.
"Synopsis" by , Written in a breezy, thoroughly engaging style, "French Food at Home" focuses on the simplicity, familiarity of ingredients, and ease of technique that make French cuisine unique. Calder shows how cooking a la Francaise is both practical and easy.

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